Longest bone

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In this activity, which links to mathematics and science children create a life-size paper model of Dippy’s thigh bone. They measure and record the length of their own thigh bones and compare them to the length of Dippy’s from the life-size paper model. Children then compare their heights to the length of Dippy’s thigh bone and overall height.  They then find out about the length of other dinosaurs and try to find a dinosaur that is closest in length to them.

This resource is part of a larger collection created to support Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure an exploration of the UK's natural history past, present and future. From early 2018 to late 2020 the Natural History Museum's iconic Diplodocus cast, Dippy, is on a Natural History Adventure across the UK. Dippy is a catalyst for exploring different aspects of the natural world along the eight-stop tour to museums and cultural hubs.

Dippy on Tour is brought to you by the Natural History Museum in partnership with the Garfield Weston Foundation, and supported by DELL EMC and Williams and Hill

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